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Posted on: February 2, 2021

New Black History panels help tell Fredericksburg's full story


Watch this week's "Freehling Finds" to learn about the three new Black History panels that the City of Fredericksburg is installing at historic downtown locations. In 2020, Fredericksburg City Council allocated funding and staff resources to advance our communitys efforts in better representing Fredericksburgs full history to share a more inclusive lens to our story. Thanks to the help of researchers at the University of Mary Washington and City staff, these new panels are now significant additions to the City's wayside historic markers. Chris Williams, Assistant Director of UMW James Farmer Multicultural Center and Victoria Matthews, Tourism Sales Manager of Economic Development and Tourism share information with Freehling about the recent work on these new panels. For more information please visit


As a community dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion, we are proud to celebrate Black History Month each year by fostering and sharing the history, achievements and contributions of African Americans in Fredericksburg and beyond.

We invite you to celebrate in our local Black history here in Fredericksburg. Engage and learn, find local events, and support Black-Owned Businesses on our website at

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